Q. My sister-in-law (who is Jewish) directed me to a Jewish website that explains why Jewish people don’t believe in the Messiah. They claim that Christians have twisted the scriptures to make Jesus the Messiah. I have heard this before, and I guess it just takes a leap of faith but is there any website to direct her to, or is it just not going to happen for her to believe until the Rapture and then I am hoping that people that I know will finally come to believe.
A. The Bible passage that has brought more Jews to faith in Jesus as the Messiah than any other is Isaiah 52:13-53:12. In the Shrine of the Book museum in Jerusalem there is a copy of Isaiah that was discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls. It’s 900 years older than the next oldest copy of Isaiah and comes from a time before the Church was born. It’s almost identical to the text found in most Bibles today.
There are several Jewish sites that try to say Jesus is not the Jewish Messiah. Their claims are easily disproved by anyone who takes the time to study the Bible. In Jeremiah 29:13 the Lord said we will find Him when we seek Him with all our heart, and in Matt. 7:7-8 Jesus said that all who seek Him will find Him. It won’t take some special website to convince your sister-in-law of the truth. All she has to do is decide to seek Him with all her heart. She’ll find Him in the Bible.